HMC’s First Ever Zero Waste Festival –Join Us on March 24!

HMC’s first ever Zero Waste Festival is taking place on Tuesday, March 24th! It will be held at Creativity Commons in B Wing from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It is a free event. Everyone in the Sheridan community is welcome to join.

The Zero Waste Festival aims to promote to our community the different ways to reduce waste in our daily lives. This event offers the following activities:

• Free Clothing Market
The Clothing Market will feature gently used clothing donated by students, faculty, and staff. Clothing will be available for free to participants during the festival.
We are collecting clothing donations until March 20. Only clean items in good conditions are acceptable. If you would like to support the Clothing Market, you can find out the donation bin locations on our website.

• Eco-entrepreneurs Speakers
During the Festival between 12 to 1 p.m., a panel of three special guest speakers will join us on a discussion panel to share their experiences in starting their innovative initiatives, from creating a new organization to advocate for sustainable fashion to opening a shop selling package-free goods to volunteering to help others to fix broken household items. Audience will have an opportunity to join the conversation and get inspired!

• Repair Café
Bring your broken household items to get help for fixing while learning how to do the repair yourselves. We will have fixers available for small appliances, electronics, computers and clothing.

• Zero Food Waste Booth
This booth will feature Zero Waste tips for grocery shopping, meal prepping and eating out! You will also learn how to reduce food waste and learn plant-based root-to-stem cooking recipes.

• Bike Hub / Upcycled Crafting
At this booth, our Bike Hub staff will show you how to fix a bike and answer any questions about Sheridan’s bike programs. An upcycled craft section will be available for you to create card holders and jewelry using old bike tubes!

• Sustainable Student Creations
Throughout the festival venue, sustainable lighting props will be displayed. This includes lamps made from unwanted waste. We want to showcase zero waste and sustainable work created by our environmentally-minded students.

• Games and Others
A few sustainability-related board games will be available for participants to play. As well, our new animation videos, “Our Dumpster Diver’s Tips”, and other Zero Waste tips will be shared through the screens around the venue.

The HMC Zero Waste Festival is offered by Mission Zero in collaboration with Sheridan Student Union. We would like to thank Green Team for their wonderful leadership and contribution as part of the Organizing Committee for the event.
For more information about the Festival, you can email us at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca.

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